Ackerman family seeks more than just answers

THE family of fallen footballer James Ackerman will be seeking more than just answers when an inquest into his death begins on July 3.

Legal fraternity backs Budget's family court reforms

The Coffs Harbour Court House.

Lawyers say budget funds are long overdue in frontline family law.

Alternative conflict resolution option for Melbourne seniors

ELDER ABUSE SOLUTIONS: Serge Sardo, CEO of FMC Mediation and Counselling, announcing the new Melbourne support service.

NEW service targets dealing with elder abuse issues from early on.

Hemp food could be legalised in Queensland

The Queensland Government has backed a proposal to approve low-THC hemp seed as a legal food substance in Australia.

Proposed legalisation could be boon for Mackay farmers

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Bundy in top locations for car vandalism

BUNDABERG has more car vandalism than Fortitude Valley according to the state's peak motoring body.

Diner reimbursed after finding steel in his burger

Simon Towler claims he had been seeking reimbursement from the McDonald's insurance company for almost a year.

McDonald's to foot the dental bill of diner injured by burger.

Worst Coast area for car vandalism: 'High alert' as incidents rise

A car that was damaged with paint stripper while parked at a Maroochydore home last year.

Car owners urged to be on vigilant as offences spike

Rogue tradies are gouging Cyclone Debbie victims

Proserpine residents Adele and Graham Houchen are living in their caravan while they wait for their home to be fixed after Cyclone Debbie.

Debbie’s recovery bill has blown out due to “rogue” outfits

Why old maps are costing Mackay residents $11m a year

Bob May's East Mackay home has been classified as being in a flood inundation zone but in the past 40 years it has never been flooded.

Insurance Council Australia says 15,000 residents could benefit

Lismore gets early flood insurance payment

Lismore gets started on the cleanup in town after the floods.

The council estimates it will claim up to $3.5 million in damages

Storm brewing over post-cyclone insurance premiums

PREMIUM ANXIETY: Margaret Shaw is sick of talking about insurance premiums and wants the government to create a watchdog.

Another study into northern Queensland premiums but still no action

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Property investors can bank on Buderim

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Investor puts cannabis honey on the menu

GOOD MEDICINE: A bee gets busy at Jenbrook's tea tree plantation at Bungawalbyn. The company is exploring an expansion into medicinal honeys, including from melaleuca and cannabis crops.

Cash boost for Alstonville cannabis honey producer

Millions missing from Gympie region in lost super

GYMPIE region residents are risking their retirement, with $16.7 million in lost superannuation from across the region ready to be claimed.

Ipswich seminar to shine a light on your superannuation

Free seminar to focus on your retirement savings

JULY 1 CHANGES: Everything you need to know

$1 -  one dollar

Reduced penalty rates is not the only change coming on July 1

Get prepared for superannuation changes

SUPERANNUATION: Get prepared for changes.

PREPARE yourself for major superannuation changes.

BUDGET: top items to impact on older Australians

BUDGET: Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison.

RIGHT choices are what the government says this budget represents.

Budget promises downward pressure on housing costs

SUPERANNUATION: Get prepared for changes.

New housing corporation to support more affordable rental housing

Unpaid super: seasonal workers most likely to miss out

Insecure and seasonal workers were more likely to be affected by unpaid super than others.

Dawson electorate one of the worst for unpaid super

Online tool helping seniors become money minded

MOST of us struggle from time to time to manage our money, so when a free and easy-to-use tool comes our way, it's well worth checking it out.

BUDGET: Investors should feel more comfortable

BUDGET: Chapman Eastway chief executive officer, Sean Cortis.

INVESTOR advice from the budget for Seniors to study carefully.

BUDGET: Moderate approach to economic growth

BUDGET 2017-18: AMP Financial Planner Andrew Heaven of Wealth Partners Financial Solutions

A FOCUS on investing in Australia is this expert's Budget review.

Assessing risk and return when looking for high returns

LOOKING at risk and two types of investments for SMSF holders.

Winter energy costs relief in sight with one-off payment

WINTER COSTS: The Government is offering a pre-June 30 one-off relief payment.

ONE-off payment to give some relief to winter energy costs.